HAITI EARTHQUAKE

 
ShelterBox is preparing to send a team to the Caribbean region, after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake and continuing aftershocks rocked Haiti on Saturday August 14.  
Now with Haiti in the path of Tropical Storm Grace, survivors of the earthquake could be hit tonight by strong winds, driving rain, flooding and deadly mudslides. Many will be facing these conditions with their homes already destroyed. Existing rescue efforts could be severely affected.

 

The ShelterBox team will work with fellow humanitarians, including the Rotary District 7020 Disaster Management Committee to assess damage reports, understand from communities
what they need, and work on the challenging logistics of delivering aid to areas where buildings have been reduced to rubble.  
  
This will be the first time a ShelterBox team has deployed since the coronavirus crisis severely restricted international travel in early 2020. 
  
Early reports show that almost 3,000 homes have been destroyed and at least 5,400 more damaged – but search and rescue is the priority right now, so damage reports will soar
in the coming days and weeks. 
  
Together with Habitat for Humanity Haiti, local Rotary Clubs and other local community partners and leaders, we deliver locally appropriate aid to some of the most vulnerable families that would otherwise be left behind. Please, donate today to support families around the world who are recovering from terrible disasters like this one.

For more information and to donate, visit https://www.shelterboxcanada.org/help-haiti-
earthquake